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Hale, Emer Mac (1994) Sex, drugs and alcohol: a study of teenage behaviour in Galway city and county second level schools. (Unpublished)

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This report presents the results of a survey of 2,799 students in Galway city and county. The students, from 40 secondary schools, were surveyed under strict supervision by self-administered anonymous questionnaire. The survey showed that 21% (574) of those surveyed have had sexual intercourse, mean age 15.45 years. Alcohol was a contributory factor in 35% of reported first sexualintercourse and drugs in only 9%. A total of 68% of respondents said that they always used condoms, with 24% using them sometimes and 8% never. Overall 68% reported drinking and 11% reportedusing drugs. Over 70% of respondents had received sex education and information on alcohol at school and 57% had received information on drugs at school. Preferred main source for both sexes of sex education, drug and alcohol information was school, followed by parents. The study concluded that despite a fairly good level of information, many teenagers are involved in risky behaviour.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Date
1994
Call No
AA2, TA14, VH4.2 Galway
Pages
25 p.
Notes
Written with a grant from the Health Research Board, and sanctioned by the Western Health Board.
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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